The Greater Hamilton Music Industry Awards, is a judge voted awards show, where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists come together to honor newcomers and record-breakers in the Hamilton music scene.  From Pop and Rock, to Country, Hip Hop and beyond, this year’s show will celebrate some of the best moments in music with appearances by brightest stars and live performances from the biggest names in the industry.

(Part 1: NOMINATIONS). Nomination forms are available in the Nomination tab with the criteria needed for each musician and industry nominee. The nomination period begins on February 1, 2020 at 12:00pm, and ends on April 1, 2020 at 11:59pm. All nomination submissions information must be collected by April 1, 2020 to be valid. 

There must be a minimum of three (3) nominees in each category in order for that category to remain on the ballot for the current year. If there are less than three (3) nominees, the category may be put on hiatus for the current year only.



There is no fee to nominate for a Greater Hamilton Music Industry Award, however nominees and finalists are asked to purchase a ticket to support the event. Other awards programs ask for an entry fee. We’d rather you just came to the party.


ROUND 1: Judging for the Awards begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Savings Time (“EST”) on April 15, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on May 15, 2020.

ROUND 2: Final judging for the Awards begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Savings Time (“EST”) on June 1, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15, 2020.

JUDGING RESULTS:  The total number of valid votes of each category submitted during the Voting Period for each Award will be tabulated, and the nominee receiving the highest total number of valid votes for the Award for which he or she was nominated will be declared the winner of that Award at the Awards Ceremonies.

** the top 10 of Round 1 will advance to Round 2. The Judging panel will be made up of industry insiders not on the Board or Staff of the GHMIAs